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    Kelley's Cranberry Salad

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    Mrs. Jaye's Note:

    My kids insist I make this every Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and their birthdays! A big hit for many years.

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    1. 1
      Pick through cranberries discarding soft ones and stems, rinse and drain well.
    2. 2
      In a food processor, mince cranberries. (It'll take hours if you try to mince cranberries by hand!).
    3. 3
      Add sugar and chopped nuts to the cranberries and let sit at room temperature for an hour or so until sugar dissolves.
    4. 4
      Pour pineapple into cheesecloth and squeeze to drain liquid.
    5. 5
      Add to cranberry mixture.
    6. 6
      Once sugar is dissolved, add marshmallows and Cool Whip and mix well.
    7. 7
      Refrigerate until serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 22, 2002


      I made this the other night for a large dinner party I gave and it was gone in nothing flat! And most of the people who gobbled it down, said they didn't even like cranberries! Definitely a great hit, and we'll have this again and again. Thanks Kelley!

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    • on August 09, 2006


      Wonderful recipe and very nostalgic of a recipe I had growing up on the eastern shore. A food processor helps in preparation...chopping by hand not only doesn't make sense but you won't achieve the desired texture. It's a very unique recipe and a welcomed change of pace from the usual cranberry recipes.

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    • on November 20, 2005


      I actually combined this recipe with #14384. I needed a cranberry salad that would appeal to young people for my son's Boy Scout Troop "Thanksgiving feast". And I wanted to make a quantity so I needed to double it. The other recipe has double the amount of sugar, called for black walnuts and used real whip cream. I couldn't imagine using the 4 cups of sugar that was called for. The use of Cool Whip here didn't really harm the end product. I came home with very little of this salad considering I doubled the recipe. This recipe has the Troop 214 Stamp of Approval. I actually used 3 cups of sugar for my doubled batch and only one carton of Cool Whip and a full package of mini-marshmallows for the double batch. I am someone who likes to taste some tartness with my cranberries, that edge was pretty much gone :-) so if/when I re-make this, I will probably stick with the 1 cup of sugar recommended here. This will appeal to a wide range of tastes at a family holiday gathering and it is very pretty.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kelley's Cranberry Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (143 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.8
    Calories from Fat 86
    Total Fat 9.6 g
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 7.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 35.0 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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